ASIA WEB DIRECT GROUP ACQUIRES BANGKOK.COM
Cumming, Managing Director of ETC Asia Co. Ltd. has announced
that the company has acquired the rights to the domain bangkok.com.
ETC Asia is part of the Asia Web Direct Group, based in Phuket, Thailand.
Asia Web Direct
operate more than 100 regional travel sites, including Phuket.com,
and the last-minute hotel booking site, LateStays.com.
The group aims to
into Thailand's leading travel website. It will promote Bangkok as a
major tourist destination and as the gateway to S.E. Asia. Like the
group's other travel sites, it will provide a showcase for local hotels,
tour operators and other businesses to promote their products and services
to thousands of web visitors every day.
"With 10 years'
experience of operating travel websites, we are confident that we can
achieve our aim." said Mr. Cumming. "Our phuket.com
site gets around 16,000 visitors a day, and generates over ten thousand
hotel bookings a year. Bangkok.com
should easily exceed this as most visitors to Thailand and the region
use Bangkok as a gateway."
hotel and travel booking sites, we don't want to compete with hotels
own websites and undercut their rates." he added. Hotels and tour
operators that choose to offer their services directly can have their
own presence on the site. They will be able to directly enter room availability,
room rates and special offers. These are featured on the site for visitors
to choose the ones most suitable. "Most of our users like to browse
several hotel offerings before booking online. Our site is designed
for this. Visitors appreciate the wide choice and the useful information
on the site. They also like the fact that their bookings are instantly
confirmed and guaranteed online."
great content, stunning photos, and advanced technology will ensure
that the site is a joy to visit and a pleasure to use. It features the
group's own WebDirect real-time booking system and many other technical
innovations. Links to and from the group's other sites in Thailand,
Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China will
help to promote traffic and business.
For more information,
contact Neil Cumming at ETC Asia Co. Ltd., Muang Mai Building, 9/17
Moo 6, Thepkasattri Road, Phuket 83000, Thailand.
Fax 076 236542
The Asia Web Direct Group consists of several related companies
in the Internet Travel business.
Asia Web Direct (HK) Ltd., based in Hong Kong, is the holding
company and is a joint venture between Thai, UK, Hong Kong and Malaysian
investors. It operates through subsidiaries in Thailand and Malaysia.
Phuket Dot Com
Limited, based in Phuket Thailand, owns and operates the successful
travel destination website, Phuket.com,
and many other travel and hotel booking sites in Southern Thailand.
It has a branch office in Koh Samui.
Web Direct Co. Ltd., also based in Phuket, developed the advanced
WebDirect real-time reservation system. Other developments include on-line
payment gateways, interactive forums, restaurant, shopping and property
database systems and web page generation systems. It also operates the
advanced last-minute booking site, LateStays.com.
ETC Asia Co.
Ltd. operates a series of travel information sites like GoThailand.com
(and supporting domains like GoBangkok.com,
plus a range of sites in Indochina developed in co-operation with national
tourism authorities, including, visit-Laos.com,
and many others.
Asia Web Direct
(M) Sdn. Bhd., based in Kuala
Lumpur, operates travel portals and hotel booking sites in Kuala
and Malacca. It
also operates in Singapore,
Hong Kong and Bali.
Graphics Co. Ltd. is one of Thailand's leading web design companies.
In addition the group's own portals, it has designed award-winning sites
for individual properties, like Laguna
Beach Resort Phuket, Trisara
Phuket and Holiday
Inn Phuket, plus some of the region's most beautiful image gallery
sites, including samui-photos.com